You know that feeling you get when you’re minding your own business, riding a skateboard down a mountain road at eighty-plus miles per hour to film a Superbowl commercial, and then you’re mistaken for an alien and held at gunpoint? Yeah, that’s what our guest Roger Hickey calls “Tuesday night.” On episode thirty-six, it’s gravity racing, world championships and 335MPH Studebakers. Lock the babysitter out of the garage, this one has some spark.
June 2nd marked the 47th anniversary of the death of race car driver and designer Bruce McLaren. Although he was only with us for a mere 32 years, Bruce McLaren left an impression that is still felt to this day. Sure, many of us have heard the name McLaren and associate it with either an exotic automobile manufacturer or a hugely successful Formula 1 team, but how many of you REALLY know who Bruce McLaren was?